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Limerick Rents Are Devastating

 

Limerick Rents Are Devastating

Limerick Sinn Féin General Election Candidate, Cllr Maurice Quinlivan, has said that out of control rents and a lack of accommodation available in the city are "devastating for the people of Limerick who are simply looking to put a roof over their heads."

Constantly keeping watch over the current crisis, Cllr Quinlivan said that "having looked online and contacting local estate agents I was appalled but not surprised at the current situation caused by the government. Families looking for a 3 bedroom house in the city face a bill of up to €1,000 a month, if they are lucky enough to secure a rented property."

"Many working people do not qualify for any rent assistance have to foot all of the bill themselves,which is near impossible. Housing is a basic human right, and the negligence of this government, many of whom have substantial property portfolios, has led to the housing crisis we have today."

"The government's attitude of turning a blind eye to spiralling rents, also affects single people. At the moment there is only 1 single bed apartment in the city centre, and this costs a stomach turning €600 a month."

"Over the past few years the government TDs in Limerick have sat on their hands, including Jan O Sullivan who was the Minister for Housing, and this is the result."

"Sinn Féin has launched a solid Housing Policy and in government we will stop the spiralling rents as well as building more social and affordable housing. We have tried to implement this at a national level but have constantly been voted down by Fine Gael and Labour. This is a clear indication that they will not change the situation, despite all the promises they have been making in the run up to the election."